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James Paul
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Payroll, compensation and benefits specialist
Job Type: Full-Time

Education

From 0 to 2010
University of Lagos
From 0 to 2000
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
From 0 to 1994
Christian Mission In Mary Land Secondary School, Ayangba, Kogi State
No added languages

Experience

Payroll & Benefits Specialist
Ericsson Nigeria Limited
August 2011 - Present Day (5 years 8 months)
  • Payroll preparation and administration across region:

 Maintains payroll information by designing systems; directing the collection, calculation, and entering of data.

 Ensure that all payrolls related inputs are submitted and processed promptly.

 Processing salary increases and adjustments

 Collation and computation of Overtime and Shift allowance due for employees.

 Review all payroll related inputs and check for accuracy - Performs a first line review of input of overtime allowances, shift allowances, callout allowances, etc. into the payroll system.

 Payroll Reconciliation - Compute all end of services entitlements or indebtedness - Ensure resigned staff are not included in payroll - Balances the payroll accounts by resolving payroll discrepancies.

 Compute final entitlement based on resignation date.

 Pays employees by directing the production and electronic transfers to bank accounts.

 Reviews input of statutory deductions (i.e. TAX and PENSION)

 Print out schedules of statutory deductions (i.e. Tax and Pension) report from the payroll report, check for accuracy, prepare and forward payment instruction to Finance department.

 Prepares reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages.

 Tax preparation, deduction and administration (PAYE) based on Country’s tax policy.

 Loan deductions and management - administration of staff loans and deductions.

  • Manages annual salary and incentive planning and administration with local HR Managers.
  • Managing, structuring and matching of Compensation & Benefits (i.e. Salary matching, benefits matching…) across the region (including that of mergers and acquisitions).
  • Ensures the competitiveness, fairness and compliance of compensation and benefits policies and practices in order to attract, engage and retain employees.
  • Ensures and drive consistency on Compensation, Benefits, and Salary structures across countries, leveraging Job evaluation, Job sizing – Pay scale.
  • Coordinates effort to streamline and harmonize Compensation & Benefits processes (Salary Planning, Stock, Bonus…).
  • Conducts Compensation & Benefits survey and market information collection to maintain equitable compensation and benefits system across region.
  • Participates in the design, management and administration of local health and welfare, disability, pension and social security plans.
  • Provide Generalist HR support, especially around tax, insurance and contracts
  • Provide support for Global Mobility Services (GMS) across Sub-Sahara Africa.
  • Effective champion of GMS programs/processes in SSA to ensure compliance (Ericsson policies, tax, immigration, and legal) and service excellence.

 Expatriate Medical and Ticketing administration.

 Expatriate Payroll Administration and Management.

  • Participate actively in RSSA Compensation & Benefits review and build relationships with HR networks in the region.
  • Manage the human resource information system (SAP HRMS), ensure data integrity and comply with privacy regulations.
  • Outsourcing Staff Administration and Management
  • Acts as an internal advisor and educate the local HR teams and global business HR teams to ensure Total Reward policies and processes meets business needs.
Compensation & Benefits Consultant
Ericsson Nigeria Limited
December 2009 - July 2011 (1 year 8 months)
  • Manage annual salary and incentive planning and administration with global and local HR Managers.
  • Administration of pension fund (social security for some countries) across the region.
  • Contribute to the development of global Compensation & Benefit policies and practices meeting the requirements and needs of the region.
  • Drive consistency on Compensation, Benefits, and Salary structures across countries, leveraging job evaluation, Job sizing – Pay scale.
  • Processing and administering incentive scheme (LIS, STV, and SIP).
  • Administration of stock purchase plan.
  • Conduction of Compensation & Benefits survey and market information collection to maintain equitable compensation and benefits system.
  • Management and administration of medical Schemes (HMO) across the region.
  • Processing of long service gratuity scheme across the region according to the company policy
  • Manage executive regional compensation analysis, recommendations and reporting.
  • Participate in the design, management and administration of local health and welfare, pension plans.
  • Manage the human resource information system (SAP HRMS), ensure data integrity and comply with privacy regulations.

 Administration of HR tools i.e. SAP HRMS - Signum assignment (Creation, Termination and Extension), Change of Position title, Change of Cost center, Change of organization unit, Time sheet reporting status change, reporting, e.t.c.

 Headcount administration and management.

  • Participate actively in RSSA Compensation & Benefit review and build relationships with HR networks in the region.
  • Implementation of the Compensation & Benefit strategy and processes in the Region, and working within Ericsson Corporate frameworks.
  • Payroll preparation and administration across region:

 Ensure that all payrolls related inputs are submitted and processed promptly.

 Processing salary increases and adjustments

 Collation and computation of Overtime and Shift allowance due for employees.

 Review all payroll related inputs and check for accuracy - Performs a first line review of input of overtime allowances, shift allowances, callout allowances, etc. into the payroll system.

 Payroll Reconciliation - Compute all end of services entitlements or indebtedness - Ensure resigned staff are not included in payroll

 Compute final entitlement based on resignation date.

 Reviews input of statutory deductions (i.e. TAX and PENSION)

 Print out schedules of statutory deductions (i.e. Tax and Pension) report from the payroll report, check for accuracy, prepare and forward payment instruction to Finance department.

 Tax preparation, deduction and administration (PAYE) based on Country’s tax policy.

 Loan deductions and management - administration of staff loans and deductions.

  • Ensure the competitiveness, fairness and compliance of compensation and benefits policies and practices in order to attract, engage and retain employees.
  • Leave administration across the region based on the company policy.
  • Act as an internal advisor and educate the local HR teams and global business HR teams to ensure Compensation & Benefit policies and processes meets business needs.
  • Attending to other HR related issues.
Payroll & IT Officer
Adecco Nigeria
January 2007 - December 2009 (3 years 1 month)
  • Leave administration
  • Payroll preparation and administration (Including Expatriate salary and expenses)
  • Ensure that all payrolls related inputs, payment and invoices are submitted and processed promptly.
  • Review all payroll related inputs and check for accuracy - Input payroll

Instructions into the payroll system - Performs a first line review of input

of overtime allowances, shift allowances, callout allowances, etc. into the

payroll system.

  • Payroll Reconciliation - Compute all end of services entitlements or indebtedness - Ensure resigned staff are not included in payroll - Compute entitlement based on resignation date - Reconcile all salary-related general ledger accounts - Assist in the preparation of Salaries unit annual budget.
  • Run the payroll software Known as Visual Payroll for Company's Staff and Our Clients. - Uploading new employees into the payroll system - Review cost center changes, all deductions and check for accuracy of payroll - Print out the pay slips for all staff.
  • Loan deductions and management
  • Prepare transfer instructions to respective banks (payment could also be via online bank transfer), attaching the relevant schedule of payment - Advice and resolve all payroll related problems, complaints and ensure prompt resolution.
  • Expat salary and expenses administration (CERPA form processing expenses, visa expenses, overtime, and other expat expenses). Payment could either be in Naira or foreign currencies.
  • Process increment and adjustment salaries of members of staff.
  • Administration of pension fund
  • Ensure that all staff RSA pension PIN and their respective PFC are updated in the payroll system.
  • Reviews input of statutory deductions (NSITF, PENSION, NHF)
  • Print out schedules of statutory deductions (i.e. NSITF, Pension etc) report from the payroll system, check for accuracy and prepare payment instruction to the various PFC account (STANBIC IBTC, ARM, e.t.c.)
  • Tax preparation, deduction and administration (PAYE)
  • Administration and management of medical Schemes (HMO)
  • Staff claims and allowances administration
  • Processing and administering incentive scheme (Bonus, profit sharing) payments
  • Provides payroll information by answering questions and requests
  • Processing of long service gratuity scheme

IT

  • Troubleshooting, interpreting problems and providing technical support for hardware, software, and systems.
  • Ensure IT facilities meet the needs of individual and projects.
  • To ensure system, application and data are availability on desktops and laptops.
  • To ensure optimization of Office Automation resources deployed by IS.
  • Installation & Implementation and usage of the Accounting and Payroll software such as
  • Sage Line 50, Database and Visual Payroll Software.
  • Administration and management of the Company’s web site.
  • Administration and management of the Company’s mail server.
  • Scheduling upgrades and security backups of hardware and software systems. And managing crisis situation, which may involve complex technical hardware and software.
  • Network Administration, Maintenance and Management.
  • Installation, configuration, and administration of operating systems (Windows NT, Windows 2000 professional, Windows 2000 server Family, Windows XP, e. t. c.)
Head Technical Support
Multisoft Consulting
April 2003 - January 2007 (3 years 9 months)
  • Provide technical assistance, support, and advice to customers and other users.
  • Troubleshooting, interpreting problems and providing technical support for hardware, software, and systems.
  • Answering telephone calls, analyzing problems by using automated diagnostic programs, and resolve recurring difficulties.
  • Also works as a Help-desk technicians dealing directly with customer issues.
  • Lead and coordinate the development and implementation of integrated, strategic IT plans and policies for the Company.
  • Ensure IT facilities meet the needs of clients, individual and projects.
  • Evaluating client’s needs and system functionality.
  • Installation & Implementation and usage of the Accounting software (such as Accpac, Tally, Simply Accounting, Cash Book)
  • Database Programming, Installation, Administration and Maintenance (Access, Pervasive.SQL, SQL).